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Should I go with the XFX or EVGA brand for the 790i motherboard and why ?
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Whichever is cheapest, they are the exact same boards just one has an XFX sticker, the other with an EVGA sticker.
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Go with XFX. Double lifetime warrenty.
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Go with XFX. Double lifetime warrenty.
Go with evga, quadruple lifetime warranty and stepup. Thats right you heard me, quadruple, why because I ahve had to RMA mine 3 times so I am on board #4.

Dont let that worry you, I just have bad luck, evga still takes care of me every time.
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What about stability, bioses etc... I've heard XFX and EVGA have slightly different bioses and coding. Also can I use all 4 slot DDR3 with 2000mhz memory ?
Edited by 45nm - 6/20/08 at 7:34am
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What about stability, bioses etc... I've heard XFX and EVGA have slightly different bioses and coding. Also can I use all 4 slot DDR3 with 2000mhz memory ?
Everything is the same, you can change the BIOS between the boards if you know how to. But there is no reason to do that because their BIOS's are the same on both boards. And I'm fairly sure that yes, you can use 4 sticks of DDR3 2000mhz ram
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What about stability, bioses etc... I've heard XFX and EVGA have slightly different bioses and coding. Also can I use all 4 slot DDR3 with 2000mhz memory ?
Depends on the memory, these things are extremely picky about what memory you use, best to go to evga's website for example and check out the motherboard memory compatibility list.
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http://forums.slizone.com/index.php?showtopic=20624. They mention 4 slots if used cannot be above 1800mhz.
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Go with evga, quadruple lifetime warranty and stepup. Thats right you heard me, quadruple, why because I ahve had to RMA mine 3 times so I am on board #4.

Dont let that worry you, I just have bad luck, evga still takes care of me every time.
It doesn't matter how many times you RMA, it's still the warranty. Lifetime warranty means you can RMA whenever you want, but as soon as the board is sold, the warranty is void.
XFX's double lifetime warranty makes it such that if you had bought the board new, and sold it, the person you sold it to would get the warranty too, however, if that person sells it, then the warranty is void. The number of times you have to RMA isn't relevant.

@OP, I dislike Nvidia boards, since all they do is let you SLI, and seeing as ATI is probably going to rule H2 of 2008, I'd recommend you get an intel board so you can x-fire. Plus, IMO, Intel chips are superior to the Nvidia ones for price, but that's just my opinion.

There isn't much difference between the Evga and XFX 790i. The XFX one just has a better warranty.
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EVGA is no doubt the better choice between the two for boards.
There RMA and EAR RMA service beats any competitor hands down.
EVGA is one of the few companies that encourage and support overclocking of their products. Every time i have a card or board go down or bad or i burn em up. They replace and send me a new one everytime.
EVGA FTW
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